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Feeling especially thankful...(WOT)

...after Thanksgiving!

As you guys know, my grandfather has not been doing well.  My grandma, mom and her siblings made the decision before Thanksgiving that if he wasn't able to breathe on his own and they were unable to wake him from the coma that they would have to take him off of the ventilators this week, which was exceptionally sad.  Well, he ended up showing some improvement on Saturday, followed by a terrible night.  We all were expecting him to pass away on Sunday - my family got together Sunday morning for mass to pray for him and then headed to the hospital to be with him.  By early-afternoon, it looked like he was improving again.  He has been up and down yesterday and today, but they are working on changing the treatments they are doing and hope to take him off of the ventilator this week still and are hopeful he can breathe on his own.  Still a long way to go, but they never expected his lung function to improve at all, so it is pretty unreal.

So DH and I decided to head back to Baltimore Sunday afternoon since we didn't want to burn vacation time if things were looking up.  We ended up getting rear-ended on the turnpike around Breezewood...traffic came to a stop quickly and the car that hit us just couldn't stop in time.  We were all okay (I was so worried about the pup, since she was closest to the tailgate and the impact!) and there was no damage to our car...more to his bumper.  A very minor accident, no real issue, etc.

Once we were back on the road, DH thought I should call my doctor and just let them know what happened, see if I should be checked out.  I felt absolutely fine, but called anyway and they wanted me to come into the hospital....of course, we are still 2+ hours away and traffic was pretty heavy.  We finally get to the hospital and once they hook me up to the monitors, I was having very regular contractions.  They gave me lots of fluids (my first IV!) and it didn't stop them enough, so I had to spend the night and they eventually were able to stop them with medication and released us yesterday.  The entire experience was beyond terrifying and I am so happy and grateful that this was the outcome vs. any of the alternatives.  Smile

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    edited December 2011
    Oh, KR. That is a terrible story. :(   I'm so sorry you had to go through it all. I can't imagine how scary it was. But it sounds like in the end everything is ok and I'm really thankful for that!

    ((hug))
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    New_to_PGHNew_to_PGH member
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    edited December 2011
    What a weekend! I hope your grandfather continues to improve, the a$$hat who was following too close to you on the turnpike has an insurance co that's easy to work with, and that baby KRM stays put for a while longer!
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    elishanbelishanb member
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    edited December 2011

    What a story! I'm very glad to hear that everything is ok now. Geez!

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    snorgesnorge member
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    edited December 2011
    Wow--what a weekend! I noticed you were MIA (YGM on gmail), but had no idea that all this was going on! SO relieved that everyone seems to be doing well--tell that little guy to stay put!! Continued vibes for your grandpa (and you and your family, as you all go through this), and more vibes for you and baby to be healthy.

    Oh, and thank goodness the pup is okay too! Phew!
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    missizzmissizz member
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    edited December 2011
    I'm glad to hear that your grandfather is doing better!

    Thank god they were able to stop your contractions.. your story is actually making me tear up!  I'm sooo glad that all is okay and that baby M is safe, sound, and still in there!

    Neverending T&P for you!
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    edited December 2011
    oh geez.  I'm glad to hear your grandfather is doing better.  I'm so sorry to hear you had to spend the night in the hostpital! Good to hear you're okay! As well as baby.  Do you know why you started contractions? Just because of the stress from everything? Major major health vibes for your grandfather, you, and little baby mcbride
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    Er/jerEr/jer member
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    edited December 2011
    Wow- I'm so sorry you had such a rough weekend.  So glad your grandfather is okay and it seems you and baby KR are okay as well.

    And I'm glad the pup is okay too!
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    hey_its_jennhey_its_jenn member
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    edited December 2011

    OHMYGOODNESS KR!!! What a frickin' weekend!! But I'm so, SO glad for good news and good improvements!  Lots and T&P to your Grandfather and your family during this time. 

    All that AND this car incident? Wow.  But I've been that guy who accidentally rear ended the car in front of them because of sudden stopped traffic.  It sucks and I'm sure they feel really, REALLY bad about it.  I know I did!

    Vibes to you and Baby M!  You gotta make him stay in there til Feb - I'm not done shopping for him yet! ;)   Thank goodness pups is safe and sound, too.

    I repeat - what a frickin' weekend!!  Glad to you see you around, hun!



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    edited December 2011
    oh my gosh, what a weekend! I'm glad to hear everything turned out the way it did. Continued vibes to your grandfather and your family. I'm glad baby KRM is okay and doing well :)
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    edited December 2011
    I am so sorry this all happened!
    T&P with you for Baby Mc, grandpa and your whole family.
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    edited December 2011

    What a weekend.  I'm so happy everything turned out well for you though.  That had to have been so scary.  Continued health vibes for your grandpa and the little one.

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    edited December 2011
    Wow, I'm so glad everything turned out ok but how terrible to go through all of that!
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    edited December 2011
    KR - Wow, sounds like you had a crazy weekend. I am thinking of your family and your grandfather - vibes that he improves :-)

    Oh no for the accident and ending up in the hospital!! Glad to hear that Baby KRM is safe and sound! Continued H&H vibes for the rest of your pregnancy :-)
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    EmilyBerdellEmilyBerdell member
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    edited December 2011
    Oh wow! So glad to hear that you are OK, as is the baby (and DH & puppy!). That would have been so scary. I'm also glad to hear your grandfather is showing some improvement. Thoughts and prayers to you and your family!
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    edited December 2011
    Oh my, I'm glad all is well. I was just thinking of you today too b/c I didn't think you had come back after Thanksgiving yet. You certainly do have a lot to be thankful for!
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    edited December 2011
    Thanks so much, all. 

    Sara, they weren't sure if the contractions were caused by the impact (I was wearing a seatbelt of course, but that can sometimes cause problems too) or just the stress of the accident, my grandfather, traveling.  I have an appointment tomorrow with my doctor to discuss additional monitoring, stress, if we will be able to travel, etc. 
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    edited December 2011
    That sure is a stressful weekend. Glad everything turned out ok. Good luck with your appt. tomorrow, many vibes!
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    edited December 2011
    Oh dear! I'm thankful everything is okay with you & baby! And hopeful that your gpa continues to improve! Many, many T&P! And ((hugs!!))
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    edited December 2011
    So glad to hear everything is ok for you, baby,pup and grandfather.  I've been super busy today too but when I saw this just wanted to send my thoughts, prayers and vibes to your whole family!
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    edited December 2011
    KR, I'm so happy that everything is okay with you and the little one.

    Continued T&Ps for your family, your grandfather, you, and the little one.
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    edited December 2011
    What a weekend!  I'm glad to hear that you are doing ok now, and that your grandfather is improving.  Continued T&P for you and your family!
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    edited December 2011
    Oh, KR, I am so glad that everything is working out okay! Vibes for you, DH, puppy, Grandpa, and baby!

    Could you feel the contractions at all? Or was it only at the hospital that they realized that you were having them?

    As a side note, I cannot believe you are already 27 weeks....time is flying! :)
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    morainemommorainemom member
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    edited December 2011
    Oh wow, KR!

    Many {{hugs}} !

    I'm so happy that all are ok.
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